While a Racine County Board committee unanimously passed a proposal for an advisory referendum Tuesday night, supervisors in St. Croix County narrowly voted to table that county’s resolution.
The vote in St. Croix County to table the advisory referendum was 9-8 with two members abstaining. WQOW reported that “roughly 15 people spoke in favor of the proposal, but members wanted to gather more information before approving it for the ballot. The board member said the postponement effectively kills the chances of it getting on the ballot, because the deadline is August 28. ”
In Racine County, around 8pm, after debating and rejecting revising the wording of the advisory referendum resolution, the County Board’s Government Services Committee voted to forward the cannabis advisory referendum to the full board in a unanimous. 6-0 vote with one member absent. The board will vote on Mon. Aug. 13 at 6:30pm at 14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177.
In the city of Racine, the proposal by District 3 alder John Tate II for a city cannabis advisory referendum was passed by the Racine City Council Monday and will appear on city ballots Nov. 6. The Racine Journal Times reported the council approved it on a 10-3 vote. Aldermen Jeff Coe, Terry McCarthy and Henry Perez voted no, Meekma abstained and Sandy Weidner was absent.
The city of Racine question was earlier split into three parts by the Public Works Committee, and the referendum language will ask if voters support:
Cannabis legalization for medicinal use.
Cannabis legalization for recreational use, taxed and regulated like alcohol.
Proceeds from cannabis taxes being used to fund public education, health care and infrastructure.
In addition to the Racine County board vote on Mon. Aug. 13, an Outagamie County committee and the full Eau Claire County boards will be voting Tues. Aug. 14. The Portage County Board votes Aug. 16. Kenosha, Fond du Lac, Forest and Langlade counties will vote Tues. Aug. 21.
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